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  1. FreedomEclipse

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    At the moment, getting a 27" is higher up on the tobuylist....closely followed by a Galaxy Note 3 or a HTC One M8. Ive always wanted a HTC handset but lack of MicroSD just totally put me off it every time, Swappable battery would be nice but not important.

    Do want! but at the moment Im sorta in a transition period. I need to earn enough cash to go back to HK for a longer period so i can get myself set up there on a more permanent basis and live a generally better life then the continuous struggle here in the UK. If neither then i need to get a different job, This last month of work is really grinding on me and Its gotten to a point where I have no interest or love for it at all but i keep going back because thats the only way to get paid.

    Currently being scheduled for 45hrs p/w for April, I can turn around and say I dont want that much work and im well within my right as my contract allows me to be more flexible but at the same time I had to ask a for work from another manager because mine isnt giving me any and wont even talk to me. So either i shrug off most of the shifts im given and work weekends only while i look for a new job and pretty much throw the favour back in that managers face or i put up with it and hate life even more but at the same time i need that fucking money..... HNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.......
     
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    I'm down to 2 things on my tobuylist. An MSI Gaming GPU, and an MSI Dragon Water AIO. Then I'm done for the year until VR becomes affordable. 4K is of no interest to me, and new CPU's are getting more and more worthless!

    Ordered my custom glass mousemat though, arrives on the 14th April.
     
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    This AIO?

    Pretty much an Antec 920 or a few others (even Thermaltake/Corsair) which are all made by Asetek. I had the Antec 920 cooling my old 2500k - Sadly that went to moonpig as part of the deal for his 3930k set up.

    If i had to make a few minor changes to my set up, Id get a standard or mid tower ATX case, namely a corsair than switch my H80i to a H100i or something around that mark. I say minor changes but thats still gonna cost about £200-250'ish

    I thought about buying more ram - dont need it = dont run VMs
    I thought about buying an SSD just for games - dont need it = I dont really game that much anymore due to work taking up most of my time
    I thought about buying more storage - dont need it = have NAS
    I thought about buying a new GPU - dont need it = 680s beast even a single titan
     
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    Yep, cheap as chips, and some nice MSI branding (the aim for my rig). Nothing else is remotely worthwhile.

    Glass mousemat was £25~ custom made
    GPU will be almost £400, minus the GTX 780 sale money(£275?), so around £125
    MSI AIO is £40
     
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    Where could one acquire such a thing?
     
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    Forsythe Glazing (In Scotland). 340mm x 240mm 4mm thick tempered glass, satin blasted one side, smooth one side, bevelled edges and smoothed corners.
    I intend to wear the smooth side down with Brasso, as it's a natural abbrasive polish. Also works well fixing scratched DVD's by wearing down the scratches.

    EDIT: You have to email or call for a quote, no online prices through their system. And delivery is 14days minimum, due to the way they have to deliver the glass.
     
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    Ugh, Ive been looking at new mouse mats too.

    I bought an aluminium one last year, used it for a bit but went back to my Razr destructor because it had better sensitivity due to the rough'ish surface thats been sandblasted by silver particles and shit to make tracking for optical or laser mice better.

    I have a nice peice of glass i could use as a mat but i learnt that the Logitech G500 doesnt track over glass surfaces...

    ::EDIT::

    Coon get us a pic of that mousemat
     
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    do you think it would work on coloured glass?
     
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    no idea - even when i put my glass which is about 3mm thick on top of my razer destructor it still wouldnt track. I think they would need to throw some silver particles or something into the mix when making the mouse mat otherwise the laser isnt going to track.
     
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    The trick is to have a piece of glass that is thin enough, but also not entirely transparent (hence the satin blasting), and then to scuff the smooth side with an acid abbrasive of some kind so the laser has something to bounce on. Similar to the SteelSeries, it's just been sanded down with acid abbrasive.
     
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    bleh, I'll just stick to looking at another razer or Mionix mouse mat :p
     
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    I just picked up a 780. you are making me regret my decision!
    That being said the card won't be sent out for another and a half. if you are interested in a trade we could work something out...
     
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    This company's marketing department needs to be sacked. Waste of time and resources. I sent it back with the below letter attached.
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    ....I has Classified......

    She be fast...

    Benches where for art thou...
     
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    Pretty jelly of you right now...
     
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    It's reached 1254MHz on stock volts and bios. Unfortunately, I've already flashed the LN2 BIOS to the Skyn3t version and it BSOD'd on driver install....whoopsy!!

    I'll keep prodding at it until it does what it's meant too. I think this might fly if i get it off the ground... I'll not sell my Titan until I'm sure this thing is good enough - though it's already 5-10% faster than my firmware modified Titan without any real fiddling.
     
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    I've been GTX780 phantom-ed. 55c in Red Orchestra 2 44c in Dota 2 65c in BF3
    100% fan is so fecking quiet i'm in awe of this cooler
     
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    your red orchestra temps are about on par with my idle temps
     
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    sitting at 29c idle after a full day... 20 when i first installed it
     
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    I am sitting in dota at 76c atm, if I knew anything about aftermarket graphics card coolers i'd probably have one on it
     
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    Check out freedom's FS thread... he has a monster cooler...
     
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    I have two actually lol, both are the same though
     
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    Just curious if there would be any interest in my 680s among the members here - Really considering side/down grading to a 780Ti. I remember seeing a member here having a 780Ti going cheap so i was considering going for that.... Trade? :p
     
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    Not sure about a 780ti going for cheap, but @the54thvoid has a Titan going cheap some time soon.
     

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